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Topic # 23462 30-Jun-2008 10:55
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I'm gonna buy a DVD series region code 1 from the Amazon.com. What do you think can I play these on my New Zealand bought  PS3?
Please, if anybody try this experiment let me know what's are my possibilities.

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  Reply # 141417 30-Jun-2008 11:09
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It won't work.

Zone 4 only.

You could always back it up and make a region free copy to play in the ps3



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  Reply # 141423 30-Jun-2008 11:34
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How could I do this? Toaster or Nero? or how?

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 141722 30-Jun-2008 22:37
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Wills1: It won't work.

Zone 4 only.

You could always back it up and make a region free copy to play in the ps3


That's probably not going to work either. Assuming the system works the same the other way, my US PS3 will not play PAL DVD's at all irrespective of whether or not they are region free. Just barfs with an error message about cannot play PAL DVD. You might find the PAL PS3 has the same issue about NTSC DVD's no matter what region they are.

The only way I have been able to play them (and I don't do this often) is to rip the DVD to a hard drive and create a single VOB file from the various 1G VOB files that make up the movie. Then the PS3 can play those files off a media server like Tversity. Hardly worth the effort as far as I am concerned.




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  Reply # 141808 1-Jul-2008 10:29
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It does work.  PAL plays NTSC, NTSC doesn't play PAL AFAIK.

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  Reply # 141820 1-Jul-2008 11:16
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If that's true then the US restriction is pretty silly. I also found the US PS3 cannot play PAL PS2 games either. Issues a message about cannot play PAL PS2 game. I wonder if the converse is true?

Still I am happy I purchased the US PS3 - has the emotion chip for PS2 games (got a few from the US) and also allows a greater choice of BR titles to play




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  Reply # 141828 1-Jul-2008 11:46
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Bazzer,

You mean the NZ PS3 will play the region code 1 DVD or you mean it will play the NTSC DVD, or both? And what about with the other regions? I mean, can I order DVD from the Amazon UK?

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  Reply # 141831 1-Jul-2008 12:00
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Rkey: Bazzer,

You mean the NZ PS3 will play the region code 1 DVD or you mean it will play the NTSC DVD, or both? And what about with the other regions? I mean, can I order DVD from the Amazon UK?

Sorry, I should've quoted lchiu7.  Only Region 4 (and 0?) will work, but Region 4 (and 0?) NTSC will also work.  Sometimes I've found DVDs from the UK are both Region 2 and 4 which would work, but I wouldn't count on it.  From the US, I wouldn't expect very much to work.  Most (almost all?) of their stuff is Region 1.

lchiu7: If that's true then the US restriction is pretty silly. I also found the US PS3 cannot play PAL PS2 games either. Issues a message about cannot play PAL PS2 game. I wonder if the converse is true?

Still I am happy I purchased the US PS3 - has the emotion chip for PS2 games (got a few from the US) and also allows a greater choice of BR titles to play

I'm pretty sure PS3 has the usual restrictions on PS2 games, so that is why you couldn't play the PAL PS2 game in your NTSC PS3.  I'm pretty sure you could play a (non-restricted, aren't they all?) PAL PS3 game in your NTSC PS3.  PAL PS3 shouldn't be able to play NTSC PS2 games either.



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  Reply # 141833 1-Jul-2008 12:07
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OK, than. It means, I have to forget the Amazon. I hope I will able to find the BBC Red Dwarf series here in New Zealand with region code 4.
Thanks to all for your help.

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  Reply # 141838 1-Jul-2008 12:14
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Rkey: Bazzer,

You mean the NZ PS3 will play the region code 1 DVD or you mean it will play the NTSC DVD, or both? And what about with the other regions? I mean, can I order DVD from the Amazon UK?

Sorry, I should've quoted lchiu7.  Only Region 4 (and 0?) will work, but Region 4 (and 0?) NTSC will also work.  Sometimes I've found DVDs from the UK are both Region 2 and 4 which would work, but I wouldn't count on it.  From the US, I wouldn't expect very much to work.  Most (almost all?) of their stuff is Region 1.

lchiu7: If that's true then the US restriction is pretty silly. I also found the US PS3 cannot play PAL PS2 games either. Issues a message about cannot play PAL PS2 game. I wonder if the converse is true?

Still I am happy I purchased the US PS3 - has the emotion chip for PS2 games (got a few from the US) and also allows a greater choice of BR titles to play

I'm pretty sure PS3 has the usual restrictions on PS2 games, so that is why you couldn't play the PAL PS2 game in your NTSC PS3.  I'm pretty sure you could play a (non-restricted, aren't they all?) PAL PS3 game in your NTSC PS3.  PAL PS3 shouldn't be able to play NTSC PS2 games either.


A couple of points

1. The US PS3 won't play PAL DVD's at all, no matter what region and I have tried!
2. It doesn't appear to play PAL PS2 games but I don't have any that are region free if such a thing exists
3. The US PS3 plays local PS3 games fine - they are PAL I am guessing but there is no region locking.
4. It seems that the local PS3 can play region free NTSC DVD's or region 4 NTSC DVD's (I actually own one of those - a title that I guess was authored in NTSC and when released in the local market they decided not to re-encode for PAL perhaps because it was a musical and they didn't want to speed it up?)

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Reply # 141849 1-Jul-2008 12:40
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lchiu7: A couple of points

1. The US PS3 won't play PAL DVD's at all, no matter what region and I have tried!
2. It doesn't appear to play PAL PS2 games but I don't have any that are region free if such a thing exists
3. The US PS3 plays local PS3 games fine - they are PAL I am guessing but there is no region locking.
4. It seems that the local PS3 can play region free NTSC DVD's or region 4 NTSC DVD's (I actually own one of those - a title that I guess was authored in NTSC and when released in the local market they decided not to re-encode for PAL perhaps because it was a musical and they didn't want to speed it up?)

I'm not sure why you're quoting me, perhaps you're just summing up my post for the OP? Wink

1) No one suggested they would, and I already mentioned this.  The OP doesn't have a US PS3, so it's irrelevant anyway.
2) There is no such thing.  As I mentioned, PS3 has the same restrictions as PS2 when it comes to PS2 games.
3) I also mentioned this in my post, although perhaps with little conviction.
4) I also mentioned this in my post.  I own a bunch of both, they do tend to be music DVDs or low budget (i.e. didn't want teh trouble/expense of converting?).

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  Reply # 141855 1-Jul-2008 13:12
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Rkey: OK, than. It means, I have to forget the Amazon. I hope I will able to find the BBC Red Dwarf series here in New Zealand with region code 4.
Thanks to all for your help.


Red Dwarf is all over the place. Check out the usual suspects like The Warehouse, DSE, etc. JB HiFi would have a better chance. Last I saw in the Hamilton JB HiFi is the remastered Red Dwarf... very tempting but must save money. :(

Edit: Handy link to GPStore search Smile

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  Reply # 141915 1-Jul-2008 15:13
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lchiu7:
3. The US PS3 plays local PS3 games fine - they are PAL I am guessing but there is no region locking.
Larry


For PS3 games, PAL or NTSC doesn't come into the equation. PS3 games are HD which is neither PAL nor NTSC. In terms of region locking, region coding does exist for PS3 games but right now Sony are not locking titles to any regions, meaning you can buy a PS3 game from anywhere in the work and it will world on your system.

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  Reply # 141982 1-Jul-2008 18:50
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Rkey: OK, than. It means, I have to forget the Amazon. I hope I will able to find the BBC Red Dwarf series here in New Zealand with region code 4.

Thanks to all for your help.

Why not just buy a cheap all regions DVD player??  Cheaper than all the other hassles..





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  Reply # 141992 1-Jul-2008 19:10
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I had one of those. But having purchased a PS3 and HD-DVD I felt I had enough capability to play DVD's and with good upscaling to boot. Alas neither of those units can play PAL DVD's as both were purchased in the US, really cheap.

Not a big deal - my collection of PAL DVD's is minimal and I now only purchase BR movies or really HD-DVD :)




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Reply # 142009 1-Jul-2008 19:49
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Man... that was the cool thing about HD DVD, no region coding.  Region coding only exists so that production studios can control distribution.

Off topic, but online radio and video streaming with geolocation restrictions, and content download restrictions in the gaming industry, is a giant step backwards, IMO.

It'll be our music CDs next... where they'll only be playable in certain regions.







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